‘Troix’ – Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner Announce Eclectic Lineup for Third Installment of Eaux Claires

Justin Vernon, left, and Aaron Dessner perform during a Day of the Dead celebration at the second Eaux Claires festival in August 2016.

It’s time to return to the river in June.

The Stratton Setlist will attend the third installment of Eaux Claires, a two-day music festival curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner.

Known as “Troix,” the Eau Claire, Wisc.-based music festival announced its eclectic lineup of musical legends, indie rockers and emerging artists Thursday for the June 16-17 event at Foster Farms along the Chippewa River.

The lineup includes Bon Iver presenting John Prine & The American Songbook, which will feature several special guests paying tribute to country/folk singer-songwriter.

Another festival highlight will include Paul Simon collaborating with chamber ensemble yMusic to reinterpret his iconic songs with contemporary classical music.

The lineup also features Feist, Sylvan Esso, Wilco, Tweedy, Chance The Rapper, Danny Brown, Perfume Genius, This Is The Kit and more.

A group of “Artists-In-Residence” will showcase “a cast of individual performers assembled, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances spread across the entire festival weekend, whether fully rehearsed or improvised,” according to the “Troix” Eaux Claires music guide that arrived in the mail today.

Vernon, Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Jenny Lewis and The Staves will be among the “Artists-In-Residence” at this year’s Eaux Claires.

Finally, Vernon, Dessner and members of Wilco will introduce several side projects ranging from The Autumn Defense to Big Red Machine to Cup to Francis and the Lights.

Here’s the full Eaux Claires lineup:

The Autumn Defense

Big Red Machine

Bon Iver presents John Prine & The American Songbook

Chance The Rapper

Collections of Colonies of Bees


Danny Brown


Francis and the Lights

Happy Apple

Julieta Venegas

Mountain Man

Mouse on Mars

Music for the Long Emergency

Paul Simon with yMusic

Perfume Genius


Carey & Glenn Kotche

Spank Rock


Sylvan Esso

This Is The Kit


Velvet Negroni


Zebulon Pike

To purchase tickets, visit the Eaux Claires website.

Related stories:

Eaux Claires Music Festival Brings Emerging Talent, Legends to Upper Midwest

Stratton Setlist Snapshot: Eaux Claires Day 1 Brings Eclectic Music Mix to Wisconsin

Stratton Setlist Snapshot: Eaux Claires Day 2 Celebrates Day of the Dead

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